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    There's lawn in my thistle!! Help

    Aaaccch, Centipede Grass. not Caterpillar! sorry. And apparently not so drought-tolerant https://www.pennington.com/all-products/grass-seed/resources/all-you-need-to-know-about-centipede-grass
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    There's lawn in my thistle!! Help

    @Sparky617: take a look at Centipede grass. my bro is outside of Raleigh. Roundedup the entire existing front lawn and replaced it with 17 pallets of the stuff. His soil as I recall is very clay. CatGrass doesn't seem to mind it. I haven't seen it since i helped lay it out. Apparently all...
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    why is one double-hung parting stop shorter than the other?

    century old doublehungs. I know there's a reason. And I found out when I did my first resto and both stops were the same length. Maybe my brain is too addled. But I don't remember why I ended up taking a saw to that bottom inch. Esp. since I later removed it completely anyway. So why...
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    raising concrete slab in a tight spot

    Personally, I love thong-in-groove
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    Darn whole house humidifier! Cmon! POS!

    Any way you can tell how much water is being "vaporized"? I don't know how whole house Hs work - Can you set it to MAX? I'm trying to keep from scratching my skin away this winter - So I have a desktop cool-air humidifier in my (12x12) office. I leave it on low overnight, put it on high first...
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    Is there fill to allow screw for sash lock?

    Thanks for the confidence boost Mr. JH. and I really like the idea on the rounds n tips!
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    Is there fill to allow screw for sash lock?

    Hi all and thank you all. I attached a top-down pic of the sash meet. I've often used toothpicks to beef up a hole, your comments reminded me of that. Then I took the pic and see how _much_ of a hole needs to be beefed. I kinda like the idea of hardwood picks (or bits I've got lying around...
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    Is there fill to allow screw for sash lock?

    A recenrt post of mine asked about some woodwork on a window. Same window different concern now. this particular sash had a second, different lock installed on it. I intend to replace it with one that matches two other sibling windows. The problem is the 4 holes are very close and kind of...
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    Suggestions for make this "fine" woodwork a little cleaner?

    I know I'm not taking the boards off the pictured window, but 2 isn't far enough along that I can't take off one of the boards to see whats happening. The plaster walls were gone before my time, which probably means some caulk between trim board and drywall I'm hesitant to invade anymore than...
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    Suggestions for make this "fine" woodwork a little cleaner?

    thanks B16145, ahh, storms -- me thinks the shutters I mention are thought to be Exterior? they are interior. Needed something and couldn't fathom spending crazy dollars on "drapes". These 3 windows are under a covered front porch. 15 years ago when the porch was restored and exterior...
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    Suggestions for make this "fine" woodwork a little cleaner?

    I'm installing shutters. When I got into it I realized the windows needed overall attention attention (painted shut upper sash, no weather stripping, 6 coats of paint on everything. So, made it a whole rehab, strip the paint from every surface, replace the cords with brass chain, weather strip...
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    Strippers! ...Really

    There ya' go. That's why you run this show. I've never used one, though I've thought if i did any exterior siding paint removal I'd like to have the vintage, and essentially, hand-held stove elements a, now, friend of mine used years ago on this pile. Until you responded I'd forgotten about...
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    Strippers! ...Really

    That got your attention. I'm stripping vintage, in-place, interior, window trim. I'm doing an ok job, but wonder if my more mediocre moments are damaging to the wood, because I'm using the wrong stripper (aka scraper). So, any ideas on what shape of scraper should be used for a...
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    Modern Adhesives

    ahhh, thank you Jeff and Steve! excess control and some drill holes (esp. since I'm not so concerned about the pyramids given their second hand nature.
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    Modern Adhesives

    I'm replacing "stained glass" (plastic) pyramids (you may have seen them in past years at either big blue or orange) which have a flat square plastic base and previously had 4 ( what I'm presuming are PT) wood pieces stapled to the plastic. the 4 pieces had tiny tacks. <12 year lifespan on...
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